Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
On-line version ISSN 1678-457X
MORAES, Jaqueline Oliveira de; PERTUZATTI, Paula Becker; CORREA, Fernanda Villar and SALAS-MELLADO, Myriam de Las Mercedes. Study of rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei Reade) in the process of food products. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2007, vol.27, suppl.1, pp. 18-22. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612007000500003.
Rabbiteye blueberry is favourable consumption wise due to its color and to the high natural antioxidant substance content such as phenolic compounds that are mainly anthocyanins. The fruit is already cultivated in the Brazil, however it does not exist as an industrialized product. The aim of the present work is to measure phenolic compounds, antioxidant capacity and to characterize different varieties of rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei Reade) as well as to develop products and evaluate them under the same parameters. The fruit was donated by Embrapa Clima Temperado, Pelotas (RS), the processed products were nectar and a cereal bar with rabbiteye blueberry raisins.
Keywords : phenolic compounds; antioxidant; cereal bar; nectar; rabbiteye blueberry.